By Debra Torres
It was a crisp, fall day perfect for blankets, hoodies and a town parade.
As we walked to find a place to sit, a young boy passed us with his whole face painted like a superhero.
He was a walking advertisement for my load of boys.
And I hoped we’d locate the face painter before the day was done.
After finding a great spot to sit, we saw the face paint artist making his rounds. Forking over the $5.00 charge, we sat and watched as the man transformed my son’s face into the likeness of Spiderman. He was truly talented.
But when the man held a mirror up so my little boy could see, my son started to wail.
“I hate it!” he cried. “Take it off!”
Big, silver tears ran down his cheeks and without even so much as a picture, I had to take my boy to a nearby bathroom and wash $5.00 worth of paint down the drain and into the trash.
It wasn’t that my son was ungrateful or fickle about his choice. It was simply that ...
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Who is God -- to you?
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. - Hebrews 13:8 KJV
When I was a girl, Burger King came out with a revolutionary ad campaign that changed the way we ate our Whoppers.
In the 1970s ad, a counter girl, sporting a poofy polyester cap, sang this catchy jingle into the order mike:
“Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, special orders won't upset us, all we ask is that you let us serve it your way. Have it your way ... Have it your way at Burger King.”
The Burger King ad reflected a trend in customer-focused marketing that’s snowballed into the multitude of personalized products we have today.
Recently, my husband bought my son some brand new Adidas sneakers. Showing his size 13s off to me when he got home, my son was quick to point out the “customizable” stripes on the sides of the shoes.
You see, each shoe had three see-through slots on its side where Adidas gave its customers the choice to “have it your way.” My son could now wear his shoes with red, orange, gold, or black stripes, depending on how he was feeling that day.
Fun. But, in my opinion, a bit over the top. It’s amazing how far we’ve come since the personalization of the hamburger.
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